Happy Tuesday everyone! Today I am super excited to share a pattern tutorial/hack I did for Sewing Indie Month. I partnered up with the multi-talented Melissa at Fehr Trade and put a Closet Core spin on her beautifully designed XYT workout top. You can read all the nitty gritty details of the process on her blog here.

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I used the same binding technique on the XYT that I do for Nettie. I’ll be going over this process in much more detail during the Nettie sewalong.

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Hi! I'm Heather Lou, a pattern designer and sewing educator for the modern maker. At Closet Core Patterns, we transform your imagination into step-by-step implementation that helps you create a wardrobe you love - not one you're limited to buying off the rack.

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